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The elevated ground plane using four grounding rods is an interesting concept which I have not heard described before. If you were to spread those they could act as a “tower base” to hold the antenna standing. In a way you’d have a conventional ground plane antenna at that point as is used in CB. But the main thing is to find how well it adds to the radiation distance.
I think the dimensions of everything added together would exceed those of Part 15, but for experiment it would be interesting.